Recycle your Christmas cards at supermarket

People can recycle Christmas cards at Sainsbury's in Wellingborough
People can recycle Christmas cards at Sainsbury's in Wellingborough
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People can recycle Christmas cards at Sainsbury’s in Wellingborough until January 15.

The Northampton Road store now has a Christmas card recycling bin, situated at the back of the checkouts.

Sainsbury’s will make a donation to the Forest Stewardship Council based on the volume of cards collected.

Store manager, Simon Ainger said: “We know that our customers care about the environment and reducing their impact on landfill so we’re providing really simple and hassle-free ways for them to live more sustainably and recycle their Christmas-waste once the holidays are over.”

The Wellingborough Store also offers recycling facilities for other items, including batteries, wrapping paper and cardboard boxes. Aluminium, clothing, glass and plastic

Andy Dawe, head of food and drink programme at WRAP, which helps organisations to reduce waste and recycle more, said: “We are delighted that Sainsbury’s in Wellingborough is working with its customers to help them find ways to recycle during the festive season. Such a wide range of Christmas items can be recycled, from your Christmas turkey foil to your Christmas cards.

“To find out more about what can be recycled where you live visit”